Ohio Lawmakers Approve Hearing Protection For Motorcyclists

(ONN) – A bill aimed at protecting the hearing of motorcyclists is on its way to Governor DeWine to be signed into law.

The legislation would allow motorcyclists to wear earplugs or earphones while on their bikes.

The Ohio Senate passed it unanimously on Wednesday after it had already been approved in the House.

State Senator Rob McColley, a Republican from Napoleon, says noise from the wind and engines can produce severe hearing damage for motorcyclists.

Under the measure, motorcyclists would not be allowed to listen to music while riding.